Tallowwood Decking 135 x 19 Random Lengths
Tallowwood is a moderate to large tree occurring in wet sclerophyll forests of coastal regions from the Hunter River district of New South Wales to Maryborough and Fraser Island, Queensland.
The heartwood of this species ranges in colour from pale to dark yellow-brown, with occasional tinges of olive green. Sapwood is a whitish colour. The texture of tallowwood timber is moderately coarse, generally with interlocked grain. Unusually for a eucalypt species, tallowwood is free of gum veins. Figure is lacking but the timber possesses a distinctive lustre and ‘greasy’ appearance.
Tallowwood timber products exhibit exceptional durability in both in-ground and above ground applications, where life expectancy is greater than 25 and 40 years, respectively. Although tallowwood is highly resistant to decay and will withstand damp and wet conditions quite well, its sapwood is susceptible to lyctid borer (powder post beetle) attack. Untreated timber of this species is equivalent to ‘fire retardant treated timber’ when tested in accordance with AS/NZS 3837.
- Durability Class 1 Above Ground
- Standard & Better Grade
- BAL Rating 12.5 & 19
- Random Lengths. Purchase in Lineal Metres
- Termite Resistant
- Highly Durable
- Colour is Yellowish brown with a tinge of olive green